Single dad shows how to care by fixing his girl's hair
COLUMBUS (WSYX/WTTE) -- A divorced dad turned self-taught hair stylist. He now shows fellow fathers a few up-do tricks. The lessons are more than doing their daughter's hair.
It's become second nature for Mike Sherron.
But Sherron had to weave his way toward the perfect braid.
"It's been a process for sure," said Sherron.
A self-taught stylist after Sherron got a divorce.
"I was absolutely not going to take her to school a mess," said Sherron.
Sherron and his six year old daughter Adeline started out watching YouTube hair tutorials together.
"Ponytails tangled oddly enough and so it needed to be something that was more braided," said Sherron.
His new skill set morphed into elaborate styles.
"The skill set built as as her hair lengthened," said Sherron.
This one for kindergarten graduation.
"So you want a Dutch braid yes," said Sherron.
And a way for him and Adeline to bond.
"I get to chat with him about a lot of things," said Adeline.
In what typically is a nightly ritual to ease the morning routine.
"We're able to have that time shut everything down just talk hey what happened to you today what are you looking forward to," said Sherron.
Mike took his skills a step further.
"We're getting to a place where there's a lot more single fathers," said Sherron.
He connected with Daddy Daughter Hair Factory.
"He sent me his class guide and we got started," said Sherron.
Sherron now helps other dads do their daughter's hair.
"We had a couple of teachers," said Sherron.
Dads, like James Vanover, who've only captured a ponytail with elastic.
"The fear of the unknown," said Vanover.
So they don't get tangled in the hair lingo.
"These are spring loaded just peel one off," said Sherron.
Even his tricks are rubbing off on his own daughter.
"She's actually becoming quite the braider herself," said Sherron.
A bond over follicles that's building a better family.
"I think it's really cool," said Adeline.
Sherron says he gives dads basic skills to build on and encouragement to take the extra steps. If you'd like to see out a class, just go to Daddy Daughter Hair Factory on Facebook and search events.